ADA - Ohio Northern University's Dicke College of Business Administration has been ranked No. 62 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek in the publication's annual rankings of undergraduate business programs.

Ranked third in the state of Ohio, Ohio Northern earned high marks in the nine categories used for the rankings, including an "A" in the "Teaching Quality Grade" category. In academic quality, ONU was ranked 14th overall in the nation. In 2010, ONU was ranked 72nd overall.

"This ranking is a reflection of the high quality of work and effort done by our students, faculty and staff," said Dr. Jim W. Fenton, dean of the Dicke College of Business Administration. "It also reflects the support that we have received from the ONU administration and our dedicated alumni network, particularly those who have employed our interns and graduates. Truly, for the college to receive such a ranking is an achievement based on a total team effort."

Bloomberg Businessweek uses nine measures to rank these programs, including surveys of senior business majors and corporate recruiters, median starting salaries for graduates, and the number of alumni each program sends to top Master of Business programs. An academic quality rating for each program, generated by considering average SAT scores, student-faculty ratios, class size, the percentage of students with internships and the number of hours students devote to class work, was also calculated into the rankings.

Ohio Northern's Dicke College of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International and offers majors in accounting, management, marketing, and pharmaceutical business. Distinctive programs, global experience, experiential learning and successful outcomes are hallmarks of the college.